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Hello, Me Again

Will Williams and Jess Cook are Vedic meditation pracitioners and teachers, living and working in central London. Over the past nine years they have taught thousands of people this ancient technqiue, which they claim can help overcome almost any type of stress-induced condition, anxiety, addiction, depression, existential crisis. They say modern scientific studies prove that it helps boost productivity, creativity, memory, focus, emotional intelligence, social connection and compassion.
We spend time with Will and Jess in their home and workplace, exploring their motivations to quit successful careers and risk everything they own to invest in their business of teaching Vedic meditation to students all over Europe.
We meet four students of Will and Jess, with varying levels of experience in practicing Vedic meditiation. Liam, in Hackney, has been practicing for six months, drawn by a desire to overcome anxiety. Tilly, in Kent, has been practicing for two years, initially drawn by a desire to heal from the bereavement of her husband. Gemma, in Rome, has been practicing for three years, to overcome severe anxiety and agoraphobia. Jessica, in Brighton, has numerous stress-induced health issues but has never practiced before. We join her before and after her first introduction to the practice.
As the film interweaves four unique life stories, audiences discover the potential benefits of Vedic meditation, but also the private struggles they have each endured and have been brave enough to challenge head-on in inspiring and surprising ways.

  • Rory Sturdy
  • Mark Chapman
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
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    57 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,950 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Rory Sturdy

Rory Sturdy has spent the past fifteen years working with non-profit organisations, foundations, charities, and not-just-for-profit businesses to help them connect effectively with target audiences through captivating video productions. Rory holds a Master of Film Production, awarded by the University of West London, and a European Master of International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) awarded jointly by Uppsala Universitet, Sweden; Ruhr-Universitat, Germany; and Universidad de Deusto, Spain.

Rory has shot films for various client organizations in many countries including Brazil, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States and Zambia.

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